YWCA Halifax is Halifax Regional Municipality’s only organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness, and creates opportunities for women, girls, and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.
YWCA is for, by, and about women and girls. They transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. They strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty, and homelessness.
YWCA Halifax is one of the 32 Member Associations operating within YWCA Canada’s membership frameworks. The organization was one of the first YWCAs in Canada. They have been promoting women’s leadership, and meeting community needs for more than 140 years.
YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization. More than 32 Member Associations are operating in over 400 districts and communities across the country. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA, which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 120 countries.